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A master’s degree (MA) is an educational diploma that is awarded after extensive study in a chosen program. These are often offered alone or with a doctorate program. Entering into a master’s course usually requires a bachelor’s degree.

You may be wondering, what is an MA in Business Studies? Students often enter this type of program for a couple reasons, one being conversion from one subject area to business. These students usually catch up with basic finance and commerce courses. Other students choose to take this program to complement their previous education in the same field, choosing to specialize and take courses in accounting, auditing, electronic business, finance, international business, project management, corporate responsibility, and even marketing. These programs typically take one to three years.

Graduates of a business studies program often have the opportunity to continue their education in a PhD course or enter many of the financial positions available throughout the world. Employees typically see higher wages and better working conditions, too.

Every school is different, so the cost of an MA in Business Studies will vary. Factors such as the school’s location, the availability of online courses, and the prestige of an institution may influence these costs. Contacting the admissions office is the best way to determine specific cost information.

Business is virtually everywhere, so the career options of a business studies graduate may seem endless. Many graduates choose to enter traditional business positions such as corporate administrator or program manager, while others choose to enter the more creative side of business as marketing directors. Some choose to work in public or private banks as auditors, accountants, or financial planners. Those seeking to travel may work with international businesses, making deals between governments and global companies.

Securing your future career may start with your education. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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67 Results in Business Studies

London College of Creative Media

Have you ever had an idea that could form the basis of new business and that you would like to see succeed at scale in the real world? Designed and delivered by a team of ... [+]

MA Creative Entrepreneurship

Have you ever had an idea that could form the basis of new business and that you would like to see succeed at scale in the real world? Designed and delivered by a team of experienced industry-based tutors and mentors, our postgraduate creative entrepreneurship degree will extend and enhance your current knowledge and skills, giving you the edge needed to found a lean creative startup or access a promising career as a creative leader. You will learn to develop and blend your knowledge and skills in creativity, innovation and enterprise through a project-led process involving action learning, action research and reflective practice.

Course Requirements

Our MA provides you with a “start-up” environment where you can develop an idea into a viable business venture in the creative industries. To benefit fully from the MA you should:... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
ICBS Business College

An ONE YEAR (12 months) full-time post-graduate course in Management. The modules and the evaluation (examinations and assignments) are delivered in English, and the degr ... [+]

Get your degree awarded by University of Winchester in Greece! Overview

An ONE YEAR (12 months) full-time post-graduate course in Management. The modules and the evaluation (examinations and assignments) are delivered in English, and the degree is awarded by the UNIVERSITY OF WINCHESTER, ENGLAND, U.K. Classes are held from October to June, three days per month for eight months or one week every two months. The summer is devoted to the dissertation

Course Structure Operations Management Financial Management Managing Information Human Resources Management Marketing Strategic Management Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Global Business Research Methods Project (Dissertation) Supporting Documents A Copy of your Bachelor's degree 4 color passport size photos (3x4,5) A copy of your passport 2 Letters of Recommendation Curriculum Vitae A completed application form (supplied by the Secretariat) English language certificate ... [-]
Greece Thessaloniki Athens
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Applied Sciences Worms

The modules IBA International, IBA Foreign Trade and Leadership Competence allow you to broaden your expertise based on the Bachelor's degree for a career in internationa ... [+]

Content and organization 1 ǀ Semester 1: Instruction in the core elements of global trade. 2 ǀ Semester 2: Specialization in five of the advanced subjects offered. 3 ǀ Semester 3: Master's thesis, preferably in a company.

1 ǀ The first semester is used to teach the core elements of global trade.

The modules IBA International, IBA Foreign Trade and Leadership Competence allow you to broaden your expertise based on the Bachelor's degree for a career in international companies.

In the IBA International module, students develop a comprehensive understanding of the interplay between micro and macroeconomic corporate environments and strategic courses of action. Through the IBA Foreign Trade module, students are put in a position to successfully shape strategic and operational decisions in terms of foreign trade as well. The demands placed on the leadership skills of future managers are taken into account by the three-part Leadership Competence module. It teaches students the skills needed to successfully combine their theoretical management know-how with actual practice.... [-]

Germany Mainz
October 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Brand Academy – University of Applied Sciences

In the new master’s program Brand Innovation with a focus on Design & Innovation, you will learn how to develop exciting products and services, create digital innovat ... [+]

In our Master’s course Brand Innovation with a focus on Design & Innovation, you will learn how to develop digital innovations and use disruptive technologies in order to create exciting products and services.

Creative minds and digital problem solvers are in high demand, especially when they know how to apply new technologies to create something meaningful. We will teach you methods and techniques to help you generate innovative solutions and understand the modern digital user.

Together with professionals, you will create digital worlds, develop user journeys and prototypes, as well as your own applications for AR and VR. You will work with big data and familiarize yourself with creative concepting, storytelling and UX thinking. In small groups and a creative atmosphere, you will obtain the skills for truly innovative design.... [-]

Germany Hamburg
October 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO

The two-year long Master's in International public and business administration Double Degree Programme MGIMO University and Macerata University (Italy) is designed to mee ... [+]

Programme Profile

The two-year long Master's in International public and business administration Double Degree Programme MGIMO University and Macerata University (Italy) is designed to meet the needs of rising leaders in the public and private sector professions.

The programme provides on-campus training in political science, international trade and economics, as well as management, public administration and government relations. Approximately 20 students will be enrolled in the programme.

During the study, 1st year is spent at Macerata University, Italy. 3 months out of 9 are provided for an internship at one of Marche region’s leading corporations.

The 2nd year of study is organized at MGIMO-University, where the students are taught the core courses of public and municipal administration for a semester and then have an internship at Russia’s leading public and private sector agencies.... [-]

Russia Odintsovo Italy Macerata
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
NBS Northern Business School

This program is offered at NBS in two time models, full-time during the day and on Friday evenings and Saturdays for professionals. ... [+]

This program is offered at NBS in two time models, full-time during the day and on Friday evenings and Saturdays for professionals.

The special advantage: You can change the time model during your studies, for example, if you already start your career while studying through a traineeship.

The vocational options

Graduates of the study program Business Management (MA) take over team and project management as well as control tasks. On a scientific basis, they are able to address problems effectively and in a timely manner, and to meet the goals and needs of companies and customers as well as the legal requirements. The assumption of management-related tasks requires not only specialist knowledge but also action security and decision-making. Therefore, the degree program is additionally geared towards the placement of key qualifications.... [-]

Germany Hamburg
September 2019
German
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
Campus
New European College

The Master of Arts (M.A.) for Non-Business Graduate Program is a 5-semester program designed to enter into the world of business, enabling you to pursue a broader range o ... [+]

The Master of Arts (M.A.) for Non-Business Graduate Program is a 5-semester program designed to enter into the world of business, enabling you to pursue a broader range of careers in business. Consisting of courses in finance, international marketing, management accounting, operations, ethics, organizational behavior and human resources, the program prepares you to excel in an ever-evolving and international workplace.

All courses are taught in English, with a range of teaching methodologies which are reminiscent of undergraduate teachings such as presentations and group projects coupled with real-world examples and case studies.

The program provides a scope for greater specialization, with a precise academic and theoretical framework designed to help you become an expert in international management. This allows you to apply to more specialized roles and offers better preparation for a Ph.D. program in the future.... [-]

Germany Munich
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Full-time
5 semesters
Campus
Leeds Trinity University

The purpose of the programme is to provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for graduates to begin to operate competently and effectively within ... [+]

The purpose of the programme is to provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for graduates to begin to operate competently and effectively within international business and management environment at mid-level management positions. It is a 1-year full-time programme (2 years part-time) and you will also undertake a professional work assignment in which you will be expected to complete a management consultancy project for an organisation.

Many of the modules will focus on specific countries and regions as part of their exploration of international business subjects. Students will be expected to show an interest in exploring business practice and culture across varied parts of the world and draw widely on this in their assignments. Each year there is a range of nationalities present in the student group as well as the lecturing staff and this is a rich source of information and cultural awareness that becomes integral to the course.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Richmond The American International University in London

The MA in Luxury Brand Management offered in partnership with Condé Nast College is a one-year full time or two years part-time intensive programme taught at our Kensingt ... [+]

The MA in Luxury Brand Management offered in partnership with Condé Nast College is a one-year full time or two years part-time intensive programme taught at our Kensington campus. The master is designed in a way that students develop the management, marketing and entrepreneurial skills to explore an exciting career in luxury goods, services and fashion brand management.

Drawing from real-time insights of industry experts, in collaboration with Condé Nast College, Richmond’s MA Luxury Brand Management focuses on emerging trends in luxury brands, marketing strategy and management case studies, delivered in an interactive classroom environment. It provides inspirational lectures from notable alumni and luxury brand industry professionals as well as a chance to visit luxury brand headquarters and fashion houses in London.... [-]

United Kingdom Kensington
August 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Turku

The master’s degree programme in futures studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educ ... [+]

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Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies

Will you be the next expert of the future?

The master’s degree programme in futures studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organizations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks.

The Programme includes plenty of rehearsal, case-studies and real-life experiences on using foresight methodology. These range from quantitative and qualitative methods to innovative and creative futures design techniques.

Here you will get a versatile toolkit for implementing foresight thinking for the benefit of a given organization. You will qualify for a wide array of expert positions in the strategic and foresight units of private companies and public institutions. The Programme also serves as an excellent basis for building a consultant business.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
London School of Planning and Management

The course is designed to help you gain theoretical inputs which can then be applied in to practice. The course develops your innovative and dynamic vision required in th ... [+]

MA in Marketing and Innovation Course overview

The course is designed to help you gain theoretical inputs which can then be applied in to practice. The course develops your innovative and dynamic vision required in the real business environment.

You are introduced to the functions of the business organization, challenges faced in the actual business environment and key management skills required in business.

You gain insight into managing and leading people along with important business decision making.

5-day Immersion Tour to Asia

Experience new cultures, master new skills and accelerate your studies with LSPM's unique MBA with immersion tour to Asia. For any aspiring business leader today, it is important to experience Asia.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
36 months
Online
Pepperdine University

This online hybrid program equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and resources to effect change in their local communities and across the globe. ... [+]

Pepperdine University GSEP does not offer full scholarships. You can read more about the available opportunities for new students here. Pepperdine University GSEP also offers graduate assistance, teaching assistance, and research assistance opportunities. GSEP does not provide tuition reimbursements. Effect Positive, Sustainable Change in 20 Months

This online hybrid program equips individuals with the knowledge, skills, and resources to effect change in their local communities and across the globe. In less than two years, students create an approach for impactful leadership while learning management practices such as formulating strategies, implementing programs, and creating marketing campaigns.... [-]

USA Los Angeles
September 2019
Full-time
19 months
Online & Campus Combined
Fachhochschule Salzburg University of Applied Sciences

The experience economy is continuously growing – also in the field of tourism. The expectations of guests have increased and the industry needs to meet these new demands. ... [+]

Master of Arts in Business - Innovation & Management in Tourism

Design experiences – create unforgettable moments – be successful!The experience economy is continuously growing – also in the field of tourism. The expectations of guests have increased and the industry needs to meet these new demands. With our tailor-made Master Programme, we prepare YOU for these new challenges! In this international management-based Master Programme you gain specialised knowledge in the fields of Experience Engineering and Product Development. This includes different approaches and methods within the range of Imagineering, authenticity and sustainability. In addition to the above, the programme focuses on eTourism. This means the understanding of information and communication technologies in tourism as well as the development of new media applications and the media consumer adoption. Furthermore, there is an emphasis on leadership, social skills and foreign languages.... [-]

Austria Salzburg
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Part-time
Campus
Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego

Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a M ... [+]

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Spotting the need for change isn't hard and it is possible to make a difference; all you need is a passion for social change and the skills necessary to put your ideas into action. Leading social change is hard work that requires innovative vision backed by entrepreneurial skills and a deep understanding of the problem at hand. Students pursuing a Master of Arts in Social Innovation (MASI) look critically at the roots of social challenges and injustice, then seek to create real change through bold new responses to poverty, inequality, human rights abuses, and humanitarian crises.

No other master's degree brings together the unique skills and expertise gained at a peace school in collaboration with leadership, humanities, science, and business. ... [-]
USA San Diego
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA)

You will perfect your knowledge base, positioning yourself at the very heart of communication design, learning to master thematic areas of visual design, from advertising ... [+]

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You will perfect your knowledge base, positioning yourself at the very heart of communication design, learning to master thematic areas of visual design, from advertising and the highly structured world of multimedia communication, bringing together in these areas design techniques and digital innovation.

Visual Design, a new frontier in project design and coordination.

The Master of Arts Degree Program in Visual and Innovation Design is a two-year artistic specialization designed to launch designers beyond the boundaries of traditional graphic design limitations.

The course provides training and preparation for students to competently create visual communication, using a blend of multimedia design, visual design, and advertising skills.... [-]

Italy Rome
October 2019
2 years
Campus